- Name: John Cheever
- Born: 05/27/1912
- Died: 06/18/1982 (70 years old)
- Occupation: Writer, novelist
John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called “the Chekhov of the suburbs.” His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome. His short stories included “The Enormous Radio”, “Goodbye, My Brother”, “The Five-Forty-Eight”, “The Country Husband”, and “The Swimmer”, and he also wrote four novels, comprising The Wapshot Chronicle (National Book Award, 1958),
The Wapshot Scandal (William Dean Howells Medal, 1965), Bullet Park (1969), Falconer (1977) and a novella Oh What a Paradise It Seems (1982).
Birth Name: John William Cheever
Awards: Pulitzer Prize (1979), National Book Critics Circle Award (1981)
Genre: Short story, fiction
Birth Place: Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Ossining, New York, U.S.
John Cheever quotes :
The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable.John Cheever
For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.John Cheever
The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness.John Cheever
When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.John Cheever